An eventful international break that saw Mason Mount earn his first senior caps for England and Emerson Palmieri return to Cobham injured has concluded with the news that Reece James has returned to training after a lengthy spell out.

The return of domestic football sees Chelsea travel to Molineux in search of just their second three points of the season, following a late collapse at the hands of Sheffield United last time out.

The Blues’ slow start to the season will be nothing new to Nuno Espirito Santos, who have endured their own difficulties trying to balance Premier League football and a packed schedule in Europe – three successive draws were followed up by a dramatic loss to Everton at Goodison Park.

Wolves hold an impressive record against top-six opposition and were able to get the better of Chelsea the last time they met so with Frank Lampard’s men still working through an extensive injury list, they will fancy their chances of grabbing yet another scalp.